Olive Foley

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Pope Francis lights a candle at the Knock Shrine in Co Mayo last year. It is 140 years today since 15 local people said they  saw an apparition of Mary, St Joseph, St John the Evangelist, and a lamb in the village. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/AFP/Getty Images.

It was very wet that evening in Knock on August 21st, 1879, 140 years ago today, when 15 local people saw the apparition of Mary, St Joseph, St John t(...)

Pope Francis attends the closing Mass at the World Meeting of Families at Phoenix Park in Dublin. Photograph: PA

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the abuses perpetrated by the Catholic Church in Ireland, by clergy and those in religious institutions, during(...)

 Olive Foley, widow of rugby coach Anthony Foley told the World Meeting of Families her husband  ‘would be very proud and very happy’ that all those  he ‘soldiered with’ were joined together ‘as one great family’. Photograph:  Collins

Olive Foley, widow of Munster rugby coach Anthony Foley, delivered an emotional tribute to the “family of sport” that supported her and her family aft(...)

A total of 353,874 tickets were sold   for Pope Francis’ Mass in the Phoenix Park on the first day they went on sale. Photograph:  Andrew Medichini/AP

Bookings for World Meeting of Families events in Dublin next month “before it ever starts, has already exceeded all records,” Bishop of Kildare and Le(...)

Ian Keatley takes the number 10 jersey for the visit of Racing 92. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster v Racing 92, Thomond Park, 5.30, live on Sky Sports Arena  Even by the rather grand benchmark established by Munster’s European Cup Satu(...)

Anthony Foley’s sons Tony and Dan with Munster players  at Thomond Park, Limerick shortly after the player’s death last October. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

The wife of the late Anthony Foley has said the response to a campaign initiated by her 11-year-old son Tony following the death of the Munster legend(...)

Anthony Foley’s sons Tony and Dan with Munster players at Thomond Park, Limerick, last Saturday. Tony’s Facebook campaign is hashtagged #8masses4no8. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

The 11-year-old son of Munster rugby icon Anthony Foley has launched a Facebook appeal in his father’s memory. Just two days after being part of one(...)

Pallbearers and escorts  Keith Wood, Peter Clohessy, Mick Galwey, John Hayes, John Langford, Niall O’Donovan and Peter O’Mahony carry to coffin of Anthony Foley from St Flannan’s Church after his funeral service. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters.

After five days of public mourning, Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley’s family claimed him back on Friday and rugby took second place for a man described in the or(...)

The coffin of Munster head coach Anthony Foley leaves St Flannan’s Church, Killaloe, Co Clare. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Anthony Foley’s widow told the congregation at his funeral Mass she intends to make sure their two sons “grow up decent, solid men, full of integrity (...)